11 days in Benelux, Paris & Spain Itinerary

11 days in Benelux, Paris & Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Benelux, Paris & Spain Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Alcudia, Spain
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 12th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then walk around Vondelpark.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in July; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and then examine the collection at Atomium.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brussels tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walt Disney Studios Park and Pont Alexandre III. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Brussels, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Walt Disney Studios Park
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Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Palmitos Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Maspalomas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Maspalomas, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Mogan
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Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Palmitos Park ©
Palmitos Park
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

1
night
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. On the 20th (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia, then kick back and relax at Playa de Muro, and then kick back and relax at Playa del Puerto de Pollensa. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Palma Aquarium and then make a trip to Cap de Formentor.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alcudia tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Maspalomas to Alcudia by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Maspalomas in July, you will find days in Alcudia are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Palma Aquarium, Cap de Formentor, Playa de Muro, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
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Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Cap de Formentor ©
Cap de Formentor

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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